New shows were no match for Scandal and football.
The ABC drama was Thursday's top-rated scripted show, drawing 10.4 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, trumping the series premieres of Fox's Gracepoint (4.8 million, 1.2), and NBC's Bad Judge (5.9 million, 1.3) and A to Z (4.8 million, 1.2). All three were down from Glee, Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox in their respective timeslots last year, but Bad Judge and A to Z were on par with the rest of NBC's night.
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(12.9 million, 4.4). Grey's Anatomy
(9 million, 2.6) kicked off ABC's night down four tenths, while How to Get Away with Murder
(11.3 million, 3.2) dropped seven tenths, but was the most-watched scripted show of the night.The Vampire Diaries
(1.8 million, 0.9) and Reign
(1.3 million, 0.4) returned down three and four tenths, respectively, from last season.Elsewhere, Bones
(6.3 million, 1.5) and Parenthood (
4.3 million, 1.3) each dipped a tenth.
CBS: Thursday Night Football
12.9 million viewers (4.4 demo rating) ABC: Grey's Anatomy
9 million (2.6)Fox: Bones
6.3 million (1.5) NBC: The Biggest Loser
4.7 million (1.3) CW: The Vampire Diaries
1.8 million (0.9)9 p.m.ABC: Scandal
10.4 million (3.3)Fox: Gracepoint
4.8 million (1.2) NBC: Bad Judge
5.9 million (1.3); A to Z
4.8 million (1.2)CW: Reign
1.3 million (0.4)10 p.m.ABC: How to Get Away with Murder
11.3 million (3.2) NBC: Parenthood
4.3 million (1.3)